… in more ways than one, but the instant League he is out of is Brandon who is no longer the closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers (that’s assuming that Donnie has at least a modicum of common sense left). This one is on Ned Colletti, who was laughed at when he signed League to a ridiculous 3-year deal.
Ned was competing with himself to jack up Brandon’s contract, because no other GM in baseball was so stupid as to give him that kind of deal. Ned hung an albatross around Donnies’ neck with League… and we all saw this coming. I would not be surprised if Brandon League is released before the end of the year.
All you have to do is see he has pitched 20 innings, allowed 4 HR, blown several games and only struck out 10. That is a disturbing stat. In League, I see shades of Jonathan Broxton. He has been like this throughout his career. He has also been very good at times, but mostly not.
In defense of Donnie, he wanted Kevin Gregg, but Ned released him. Kevin Gregg is 6-6 in save opportunities and has a 0.63 ERA. Another fine move by our GM. Kenley Jansen is now the closer or Mattingly joins Ned’s Moron Club!
Let’s face it folks – the Dodgers have a manager who just cannot motivate this team and a GM who is World-Class Stupid! I saw a spark of junkyard dogism in the Dodgers last night that gives me some reason for hope, but maybe the problem with the guys is a lack of confidence in management, baseball management.
On the other hand, the Dodgers only had 2 extra-base hits last night. You won’t win often with that kind of NO POP! Hopefully, Hanley will return Monday (he was fine in his first rehab start) and provide some much needed pop. I see him hitting #3 ahead of A-Gon. Skip Schumaker is heating up and Uribe has been solid, although I fail to comprehend why Donnie doesn’t play him more.
Cruz is up to .116. Wow!
It appears that the Dodgers are implementing a Zero-Tolerance Drug Policy as they released CJ Retherford and Ryan Acosta after they were involved in amphetamine use and suspended. Either that, or they just wanted an excuse to dump the two losers.